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Brooklyn, NY +Motor Vehicle Accident On Gowanus+

March 9, 2006 at 10:16 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Motor Vehicle AccidentOn Gowanus+ A MVA on the Gowanus Expressway heading to Williamsburg, Hatzolah EMS on the scene...

New York – Jewish Leaders Drop Opposition To Architect Of Javits Center Expansion

March 9, 2006 at 08:53 PM
New York - New York political leaders gave up their opposition to using British architect Richard Rogers for the $1.7 billion expansion of the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. Rogers came under fire for his involvement with a recently created organization of British architects that had supported an economic boycott of Israel. Although Rogers cut his ties to the group, state...

New York City, NY – Spike in Robberies On Upper West Side

March 9, 2006 at 05:28 PM
New York City, NY - There has been a dramatic rise in robberies on the Upper West Side this year. In the 20th Precinct, which covers 59th to 86th streets, the number of robberies has increased 85%, to 37 versus 20 for the same period two months last year, the statistics show. In the 24th Precinct, which covers 86th to 110th streets, there was a 25% spike, with 45 robberies for the first 64...

Borough Park, Brooklyn +Man Assaulted+

March 9, 2006 at 04:59 PM
Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY +Man Assaulted+ A man was seriously assaulted at 11th Avenue and 50th Street, Hatzolah were on the scene transporting the aided, Boro-Park Shomrim Patrol got the perp into custody...

Architect In Brooklyn, NY Concern As 3rd Hardhat Is Killed At One Of His Sites

March 9, 2006 at 02:24 PM
Brooklyn, NY - After three workers were killed in seven months at three different Brooklyn construction sites, housing advocates charged the projects' architect. Robert Scarano was the architect on the site at 733 Ocean Parkway where a construction worker was killed this week after a garage wall next door collapsed. The tragic streak of accidents began in August, when a worker was crushed by...

New York City, NY – Police Chief Is Charged, But Not Punished, For Conduct During G.O.P. Convention

March 9, 2006 at 01:46 PM
New York City, NY - In a rare review of actions by the city's top police commanders, the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) has charged deputy chief Stephen Paragallo with abuse of authority for ordering the arrest of a 56-year-old Brooklyn woman during the 2004 Republican National Convention, because there was no probable cause to arrest her, and that the chief had acted "without due and...

Pesach Tikva, Israel – Mother, Baby Rescued From Fire

March 9, 2006 at 01:34 PM
Israel - Firefighters rescued dozens of people, including a mother and her week-old baby, from a burning apartment building Thursday in the Tel Aviv suburb of Pesach Tikva. The blaze erupted on an upper floor of the eight-story building. As flames and smoke leaped from the structure, police and firefighters used a crane to extract residents from the top floors. Hospitals treated 45 people...

Zamosc, Poland – Sephardi Synagogue Gets Grant From The EU

March 9, 2006 at 12:33 PM
Poland - The only Sephardi synagogue in Poland received a grant from the European Union. The synagogue in Zamosc, erected in the 17th century, is being rebuilt by The Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland, and it is set to open by the end of 2007 at a cost of approximately $835,000...

New Jersey – Missing Girl Found Safe

March 9, 2006 at 11:02 AM
New Jersey - A 13-year-old girl who had been sending her mother text messages since she vanished on Monday has been found safe and was being evaluated in a New York City hospital, She was found wandering the streets of Brooklyn, NY and a good samaritan took her to a neaby hospital, authorities are questioning her credibility...

French Students ‘Taken Hostage’

March 9, 2006 at 10:32 AM
Le Mans, France - A former teacher has taken and holding 21 students and two staff hostage in a classroom in a Western French school. U/D: 13:48 The ex-teacher who has surrendered to police...

New York – Speaker Silver Accusing Mayor Bloomberk Of ‘Holding Children Hostage’ In School Funding Feud

March 9, 2006 at 10:11 AM
Albany, New York - The Democratic speaker of the Assembly, Sheldon Silver, accused Mayor Bloomberg of political cowardice, suggesting that the mayor is obeying Governor Pataki and letting the state off the hook on resolving a multibillion-dollar school financing lawsuit. Tensions further escalated as it emerged that the Democratic-controlled Assembly is planning to omit from its budget the...

Chester, NY – Yeshiva Tries To Restart Temporary School

March 9, 2006 at 09:12 AM
Chester, NY - A would-be yeshiva, Westchester-based Yeshiva Toras Chemed, is asking the town's permission to use trailers temporarily at the former The Inn at Chester - a practice currently forbidden by court-ordered injunction. The Yeshiva, which bought the motel on Route 17M six months ago, initially promised that the eight trailers would be used as construction offices, however the use of...

San Antonio, TX – Holocaust History Project Damaged By Arson Fire

March 9, 2006 at 08:50 AM
San Antonio, TX - A fire at a warehouse complex near San Antonio International Airport, did cause extensive damage to the offices of The Holocaust History Project (THHP), an organization that has been confronting Holocaust denial online, in addition to providing educational materials to students throughout the world. Arson investigators have confirmed that the fire was intentionally set and...

Orange County, NY – Indian Point Siren Test Fails

March 9, 2006 at 07:59 AM
Orange County, NY - The emergency siren system for the Indian Point nuclear power plants locked up during a test yesterday and had to be taken out of service, spaking an outcry from local officials. A total disaster, is how Westchester County Executive Andy Spano described the outage. U/D: 17:04 NRC chief will order independent safety review of Indian Point...

Queens, NY +Throgs Neck Bridge Closure+

March 9, 2006 at 07:41 AM
Queens, NY +Throgs Neck Bridge Closure+ The TBTA are closing down the Queens-bound of the Throgs Neck Bridge due to a truck that dropped a load of bricks on the span, expect delays, TBTA doing the cleanup...

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